1: Introduction, overview
2: Wood sizes, Angles, Material list
3: Plans: Side elevation, Legs, Spoke pieces
4: Plans: Spoke cutting detail
5: Plans: Table and seat board cutting detail
6: Cut the spokes to length
7: Shape the ends of the spokes
8: Assemble the spokes
9: Cut the tabletop and seat boards
10: Fix some seat boards
11: Fix the rest of the seat boards
12: Fix the tabletop boards
13: Align the upper and lower frames
14: Cut and fix the legs to the spokes
15: Drop in the umbrella
16: User Photo/Comments
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An equilateral triangle
An equilateral triangle has three equal sides, and three equal angles, always 60°.
So, armed with the above information, position the first board.
The first seat board is 1322mm long. Therefore each end of the board should be 1322mm from the axis (center of the frame). Also, each end of the board should be aligned to the middle of a spoke.
When you have achieved that, you have created an equilateral triangle, and the spread of the spokes will be 60°.
Partially whack a nail in both ends of the first board, just to hold it in place for the time being.
Step 6: Fix the rest of the seat boards
Position the other five 1322mm long boards to
complete the first round.
Ensure the boards are the same distance from the center and all joins are in the middle of the spokes, and then drill and nail them securely in place.
You can now fix metal strap to the top side of the spokes at the junction over the center of the frame.
Now begin the next round of seat boards. Place one (1149mm long) in position just to check that it is the correct length. If so, cut the other five, position them in place around the frame, and then drill and nail them to the spokes.